Reports from Afghanistan show fearless Afghan women standing firm against the odds of fighting the Taliban to uphold their personal rights and liberties.
They are giving a civil but tough fight to the Taliban in several cities of Afghanistan. One image, depicting the same, has gone viral on social media.
The image, captured on the streets of Kabul amid anti-Pakistan protests on Tuesday, shows a member of the Taliban forces pointing his gun at hijab-clad woman protesters even as several Afghans shouted slogans near the Pakistan embassy in Kabul.
In a matter of hours, the picture, clicked by a Reuters journalist, went viral on social media depicting the determination of women in Afghanistan.
— Zahra Rahimi (@ZahraSRahimi) September 7, 2021
Women in Afghanistan are fighting for their rights in the Taliban-ruled country and have been carrying out a number of protests against the Islamic militant group ever since the latter swept to power on August 15.
The Taliban said on Monday that they have seized Panjshir, the last province not in their control, after their takeover of the US-backed Afghanistan government last month.
Following this, a number of men and women carried out massive protests on Tuesday and chanted “death to Pakistan” as they claimed that Pakistani jets conducted airstrikes in Panjshir province, news agency PTI reported, citing Khaama news.
Women continue their protest in Kabul for the third day in row.
Today, their protest started from Dasht-e- Barchi in the west of Kabul city. Women chanting “cabinet without women is unsuccessful”.#Afghanishtan
— Zahra Rahimi (@ZahraSRahimi) September 8, 2021
The demonstrators also gathered outside the Pakistan Embassy to accuse Islamabad of aiding the Taliban’s assault on northern Panjshir province.
The Taliban members reportedly fired gunshots in the air to disperse the protestors, but they were still agitating, media reports said.
Later, on Tuesday, the Taliban unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group, including a specially designated global terrorist of the dreaded Haqqani Network as the interior minister.